Access points are academic expectations written specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities. As part of the Florida Standards, access points reflect the essence or core intent of the standards that apply to all students in the same grade, but at reduced levels of complexity. Only students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who are eligible under IDEA will participate in access point courses and the Florida State Alternate Assessment (FSAA).
Access to the Common Core for Exceptional Student Success (ACCESS) Project
This discretionary project from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS) provides lesson planning, instructional tools and professional development in the Common Core Standards for teachers to support positive outcomes for students with significant cognitive disabilities taking the Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA). lists with ideas to support attendance throughout the year.